Low smoke emission and low smoke corrosivity are increasingly a performance requirement for wire and cable as well as electrical equipment manufacturers. Sensitive electronic equipment can be damaged and critical data lost even in the case of a small fire.
Alongside sustainability criteria, this means that in North America PIN FRs are increasingly considered. Their future growth will be facilitated by continuing improvements in relative price and performance with new synergists and new PIN FR products. However, industry has 40 years’ experience of legacy FRs and new expertise and support is needed to accompany the change to PIN FRs. At the same time, industry needs to dialogue with architects and specifying organisations such as LEED (green building label) about how fire standards and FR use are effective in saving lives and contribute to the public good. This AMI conference enables dialogue with different customers and industry sectors, and access to information about new PIN FR developments.
SACO AEI Polymers Inc. is a global compounder specialised in polymers for wire and cable, pipe, flame retardant additives, flame retardant masterbatches and flame retardant compounds. www.sacoaei.com